A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth. Our Reno Prosthodontist has received additional training after dental school, and their expertise lies in restoring and replacing teeth. This allows them to treat complex cases that involve restoring damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth with custom restorations. Their training is focused on helping people restore their oral function and appearance, which often involves a combination of treatments such as crowns, bridges, onlays, veneers, dental implants, or a combination of these procedures. This makes our Reno prosthodontist better prepared to restore your smile and help ensure your treatment is successful and long-lasting.
The field of cosmetic dentistry is constantly advancing, which requires prosthodontists to regularly attend continuing education courses to learn the latest techniques and materials. This ensures you receive the highest level of care possible from our Reno prosthodontist while treating your case in the most predictable manner possible.
Our Reno prosthodontist can help a patient create a beautiful restoration that blends in seamlessly with their existing smile. In some cases, the prosthodontist may also perform the dental implant procedure, ensuring their patients have all the benefits of a specialist in this area of specialty.
Is Prosthodontics Right for Me?
Yes, if you are missing one or more teeth and have healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to support an implant. A consultation with a board-certified Reno prosthodontist is the best way to determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants or mini implants.
If you have gum disease, our Reno periodontist will need to treat the disease before you undergo dental implant surgery. The disease causes pockets to develop around your teeth, which can turn into open spaces between your gums and teeth. These spaces can trap bacteria that cause further damage to your mouth and surrounding tissues. During your consultation with our Reno prosthodontist, they will examine your mouth to determine if you suffer from gum disease. If you do have the disease, you will need to undergo a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing to remove plaque buildup from underneath the gumline. In addition, you will need more frequent cleanings and checkups to ensure the health of your gums is properly monitored and maintained.
In addition to healthy gums and bone structure in your jaw, the ideal candidate also has a strong at-home oral care routine. Although you may be excited to complete your smile after tooth loss with dental implants, you must be committed to taking care of them every day to ensure they last for years to come. This means brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing at least once a day. You may also need to use a special type of mouth rinse to prevent excessive bacterial growth around your dental implants.
If you're missing one or several teeth and would like to find out how our Reno prosthodontist can restore the appearance and function of your smile, schedule a consultation today!